Nautical Theme with an Elegant Twist

Nautical Theme with an Elegant Twist

This event was a particularly challenging one. This was for a non-profit fundraising gala, and the client originally came to us with the concept of a nautical style theme. After the first round of proposals, they came to the conclusion that they wanted a “nautical” theme, but did not want to use any traditional nautical style décor like anchors, rope, etc. Instead they wanted it to be more about the turbulent seas.

I remember thinking, hmm….how are we going to pull this one off? Luckily we did some digging and came up with what I considered to be possibly the most perfect solution for this event that I could have dreamed possible. We found these amazing glass containers with a mix of blue, green, and purple wave patterns wrapped around the container (I know, perfect right!) We then found some glass bowls with a scalloped edge that was perfect for floating candles with a couple floral accents. I literally could not have found a more perfect series of containers if I tried!

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For the flowers, we kept it to a color mix of blue and purple hydrangea, thistle, and assorted blooms for a textured style look that resembled crashing waves.

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Then to top it all off, we added purple, blue, and silver shantung linens to the mix and voila! The stage was embellished with giant faux boulders and greenery for a rocky shoreline type look and white drapery down the length of the room up-lit in blue finished it all off.

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Estimated Costs: Centerpieces – $50-$75, Linens – $36 each